Noted Marathi producer-director Deulgaonkar dead

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Nagpur, June 3 (UNI) Annasaheb Deulgaonkar, well-known producer, director, script writer and dialogue writer of Marathi films, died after a brief illness here today. He was 87.

Mr Deulgaonkar had been living with his daughter, his only child, here for the last few years. He was hospitalised a few days ago and breathed his last this morning. The last rites were performed this afternoon.

Among the films to his credit was the super-hit 'Maherchi Sadi.' Born on August 22, 1920, in Pune, Mr Deulgaonkar produced the Marathi film 'Mayabaazar' in 1945. During his career, he produced and directed over 50 films, which included comedies, woman-oriented films, religious films and even on contemporary issues. Other films that he was associated were 'Dhoom Dhadaka' and 'De Danadan.' UNI AB OBB AG2030

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